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Blog series by Mark Wilson updated 04-09-2018 07:01 AM 3 parts 2373 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: -OR- A New Journey

04-01-2018 07:49 AM by Mark Wilson | 8 comments »

I don’t know how this is going to end, if it ends at all. I’m working without a MOJO here, after all.I got a hankering to make a vase. I found myownbadself home early tonight, the night before Easter. I climbed up the ladder to have a look on the shelf. I found this: It’s Cape Chestnut that I’ve had for a couple years, the last bit of it I have, I think. About 16” long, and a very gnarly 4” to 6” diameter. This is going to lose a LOT of materia...

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Part 2: -OR- Coming Along

04-01-2018 08:36 PM by Mark Wilson | 7 comments »

I came out here at about 9:30 this morning and stared at this Thing for about 20 minutes, and picked up a tool. You could clearly see in the final photo last night that corkscrewing was a big issue. It’s always been a problem for me. I don’t know whether it’s the inconsistencies in fresh, wild wood or bad technique, or a combination of many things. Looking in a mirror is always a good place to begin, so I addressed the latter (technique). I bumped up the edge on a couple of ...

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Part 3: -OR-Steady Rest Schmeddie Schfest

04-09-2018 07:01 AM by Mark Wilson | 8 comments »

Just so you know I tried. It’s a piece of junk – too flimsy. So, I had to separate. Mounted Drilled, easily enough. Then you know what happened? The spring clip that holds the spindle together just took a powdah, (to Boston, for chowdah?).Why, you doity… On with the hollowing (this is very hard, for me). While I’m watching the shape that’s developing, I start thinking of trumpets. (This is, of course, the h...

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